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RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) Cayman
 
GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS June 23, 2015 — The Rotary and Rotaract Clubs of the Cayman Islands work together to host the first RYLA event in Grand Cayman from 13th to 16 August 2015. Students age 15 to 18 in August 2015 are eligible to apply. This first time event will be held at UCCI.  Students will be staying three nights in a hotel supervised by RYLA staff with all meals provided.
 
A maximum of 36 students will have the opportunity to participate and the cost of their participation will be borne by the Rotary Clubs of Grand Cayman including:  Rotary Club of Grand Cayman, Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central (Rotary Central) and Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise.  The event is also supported by YMCA Cayman Islands.  Students selected from Cayman Brac will have their travel expenses paid.
 
RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is a four-day conference that will bring you rewards you never knew you could achieve. It will challenge you to make great new friends, learn to be a fantastic leader, and help you develop skills for all types of situations during your next steps in life.
 
RYLA emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and personal growth, and aims to:
  • Demonstrate Rotary’s respect and concern for youth
  • Provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders
  • Encourage leadership of youth by youth
  • Recognize publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities
 
Students considering to apply should do so by June 26th on www.rylacayman.org
 
About Rotary
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. For more information, visit RotaryCentral.ky
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Contact:
Martin Ruben, RYLA Chairman
345 925-2860
RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) Cayman William Inniss 2015-06-24 00:00:00Z
painting under way at the T.E. McField Centre
 

Director of Community Service, Rotarian Colin shared these pictures of the painting under way at the T.E. McField Centre. Looking good!

Posted by Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central "Rotary Central" on Monday, June 15, 2015
 
painting under way at the T.E. McField Centre William Inniss 2015-06-16 00:00:00Z
Cardiac and Vital Sign Monitor Donation
 

Rotary Central donates 4 Cardiac and Vital Sign monitors to HSA valued at over USD $30,000. From Left: Lizzette Yearwood CEO of HSA, Elizabeth McLaughlin A&E Coordinator & Dr. Delroy Jefferson Medical Director.

Posted by Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central "Rotary Central" on Thursday, May 21, 2015
 
Cardiac and Vital Sign Monitor Donation William Inniss 2015-05-21 00:00:00Z
9th Annual Rotary Central Science Fair
 

9th Annual Rotary Central Science Fair

Posted by Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central "Rotary Central" on Wednesday, May 6, 2015
 
9th Annual Rotary Central Science Fair William Inniss 2015-05-06 00:00:00Z
President's Evening
 

President's Evening was held at Public Beach, Seven Mile 2015-04-18

Posted by Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central "Rotary Central" on Wednesday, April 29, 2015
 
President's Evening William Inniss 2015-04-29 00:00:00Z
Fred Speirs Interschool Debates
 

Fred Speirs Interschool Debates continued on April 15th 2015. JGHS VS SIHS Moot: "Why mobile phones should be used in school." This was moderated by Past President of Rotary Central, Neville Smith.

Posted by Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central "Rotary Central" on Wednesday, April 29, 2015
 
Fred Speirs Interschool Debates William Inniss 2015-04-29 00:00:00Z
Springtime Story Eggstravaganza
 

Springtime Story Eggstravaganza2015-03-28 Taken at West Bay Public Library, West Bay, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Posted by Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central "Rotary Central" on Wednesday, April 29, 2015
 
Springtime Story Eggstravaganza William Inniss 2015-04-29 00:00:00Z
5th Tuesday Socials
 

Every 5th Tuesday of the month, Rotary Central has a social evening, and this week, a Quiz Night was held at the George Town Yacht Club.

Posted by Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central "Rotary Central" on Wednesday, April 29, 2015
 
5th Tuesday Socials William Inniss 2015-04-29 00:00:00Z
Rotary Central sponsors TEDxSevenMileBeach
 

Rotary Central sponsors TEDxSevenMileBeach an independently organized TED event in the Cayman Islands on June 10th, 2015. www.TEDxSevenMileBeach.com

Posted by Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central "Rotary Central" on Wednesday, April 29, 2015
 
Rotary Central sponsors TEDxSevenMileBeach William Inniss 2015-04-29 00:00:00Z
Bed Race 2015 Highlights.
 
 
Bed Race 2015 Highlights. William Inniss 2015-03-24 00:00:00Z
The Cayman Islands Youth Football Programme

The Cayman Islands Youth Football Programme was sponsored by Rotary Central. The Under-15 team recently finished fourth in its bracket at the annual Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup. We are pleased to support this youth program.

More details may be found on http://www.cayman27.com.ky/…/03/02/ciyfp-u-15-viva-las-vegas

The Cayman Islands Youth Football Programme William Inniss 2015-03-05 00:00:00Z
ROTARY DAY & ANNUAL HEALTH SCREENING
ROTARY DAY & ANNUAL HEALTH SCREENING
 
GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS February 26, 2015 — Rotary Central celebrates Rotary International’s 110th anniversary at our Annual Health Screening Event.
 
ROTARY DAY & ANNUAL HEALTH SCREENING William Inniss 2015-02-26 00:00:00Z
Bed Race to End Polio 2015
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Rotary Central and Rotaract Blue are asking for the public’s help to eradicate polio, through a team building event. Teams are invited to transform beds into vehicles, all to help in the fight to end polio. Daybreak’s Marzeta Bodden talks to Rotary Central’s Naude Dreyer and Rotaract Blue’s Stephanie Espeut, who share details of the fourth annual Bed Race to End Polio.

Bed Race to End Polio

  • Date: Saturday 21 March
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Harbour Drive, George Town
  • Deadline for entries: 16 March
  • www.bedrace.ky | info@bedrace.ky
Bed Race to End Polio 2015 William Inniss 2015-02-26 00:00:00Z
Bus Shelter Work Party
 
 
Bus Shelter Work Party William Inniss 2015-02-14 00:00:00Z
Rotary Central - taking action for our community.
 
 
Rotary Central - taking action for our community. William Inniss 2015-02-01 00:00:00Z
YMCA's CEO Gregory Smith
Rotary Central's Club Meeting on 2015-01-13 had YMCA's CEO Gregory Smith as Guest Speaker. The YMCA Cayman Islands is a non-profit organisation that focuses on strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The mission of the YMCA of the Cayman Islands is to help people reach their God-Given potential by putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build Spirit, Mind, and Body.
 
 
YMCA's CEO Gregory Smith William Inniss 2015-01-21 00:00:00Z
ROTARY CENTRAL SCIENCE FAIRS
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In 2006 Rotary Central hosted the first annual science fair which was geared towards promoting and raising awareness of scientific achievements among our young people. Since then, the Science Fair has been a fantastic success and continues to build on its solid foundations with over 60 entries and close to 90 students participating in the April 2014 fair. The projects have been quite remarkable with entries submitted in the field of biology, weather science, physics and chemistry. Over CI$ 30,000 in cash and prizes were awarded at the 2014 fair across five categories.
 
Rotary Central is excited to host the 9th Annual Science Fair on Saturday April 25th 2015 at the ARC facility in Camana Bay, made possible by the generous support of DART.
 
With over 80 members in our Club, ranging across various sectors of the community, we invite visiting Rotarians to join us on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 PM at Grand Old House Restaurant and let us "Light Up Rotary!" together.
 
Help us to continue the good work. Become a sponsor of the 2015 Rotary Central Science Fair.
 
ROTARY CENTRAL SCIENCE FAIRS William Inniss 2015-01-19 00:00:00Z
15 New Bus Shelters for Grand Cayman
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It's here! A 40' container with 15 brand new bus shelters have arrived on island! Sheltermen under the guidance of Rotarian Paul Keeble unpacked the new bus shelters on Saturday December 6th 2014. 
 
15 New Bus Shelters for Grand Cayman William Inniss 2015-01-12 00:00:00Z
Santa visits Children from Haiti at Health City's Cardiology Ward
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Through special contacts at Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central "Rotary Central", it was arranged that Old Saint Nick himself would make an early visit this year to the children at Health City's Paediatric Cardiology Ward. It was an awesome event. The mother’s and kids enjoyed the evening. Much appreciation was expressed by Health City staff in attendance. IPP. Naude (RC coordinator of the event), Dir. Sue, President Larry and Rot. Alan (translator) were present. Special thanks to PP. Len.

Health City Partners with Have a Heart, Digicel and Haiti Cardiac Alliance to Save Young Haitian Heart Patients.
 
 
 
 
 
Santa visits Children from Haiti at Health City's Cardiology Ward William Inniss 2014-12-16 00:00:00Z
2014 Christmas Party with East End Students
 
 
 
2014 Christmas Party with East End Students William Inniss 2014-12-15 00:00:00Z
Sunrise Training Centre presentation
 
 
Sunrise Training Centre presentation William Inniss 2014-12-15 00:00:00Z
Happy Holidays from Rotary Central
Here is a little video of President Larry and our Past Presidents, wishing you happy holidays!
 
 
Happy Holidays from Rotary Central William Inniss 2014-12-10 00:00:00Z
Literacy Reading at East End Library
 
 
 
Literacy Reading at East End Library William Inniss 2014-12-09 00:00:00Z
Music Extravaganza Grand Prize Winner
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Our Grand Prize Winner Jamie Preuss and her seller Karl Preuss (husband). Ticket #4024. We'll have the presentations for the winners and sellers on Wednesday evening at 6 pm at Royal Palms. Thank you all for your support for a fantastic event!
 
 
Music Extravaganza Grand Prize Winner William Inniss 2014-12-01 00:00:00Z
Rotary Central's 19th Annual Music Extravaganza Winners
Winners of Rotary Central’s 19th Annual Music Extravaganza 29 Nov, 2014
 
1st prize $40,000.- Jamie Preuss, Seller: Karl Preuss. Ticket #4024
 
2nd prize $4,000. - Rosemary Inniss, Seller: William Inniss. Ticket #1584
 
3rd prize (1) $1,000. - Orlando Swoby, Seller: R. Coleman. Ticket #9701
 
3rd prize (2) $1,000. - Hector Robinson, Seller: Phyllis Moxam. Ticket #7545
 
3rd prize (3) $1,000. - Carlito Fernandez, Seller:  not indicated. Ticket #5584
 
3rd prize (4) $1,000. - Lisa Small, Seller: Kess Linwood. Ticket #9224
 
3rd prize (5) $1,000. - Howard Green, Seller: Carlos Ebanks. Ticket #3095
 
3rd prize (6) $1,000. - Shirley Rice, Seller: Dave Phipps.  Ticket #4140
Rotary Central's 19th Annual Music Extravaganza Winners MP 2014-11-30 00:00:00Z
Vocational Service Awards 2014
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On the 25th of November 2014 Rotary Central recognized Raymond Scott and Cpl. Miguel McFarlane for their exceptional contributions to their Vocation and the community.
 
Vocational Service Awards 2014 William Inniss 2014-11-27 00:00:00Z
RYLA Students Presentation
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At our regular meeting on the 18th of November, Students sponsored by the club to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) gave a presentation on their experiences.
 
 
RYLA Students Presentation William Inniss 2014-11-26 00:00:00Z
COME TO ARRR STORY TIME!
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COME TO ARRR STORY TIME!
Saturday, November 22 at 11:00am
East End Library, Grand Cayman
 
COME TO ARRR STORY TIME! William Inniss 2014-11-17 00:00:00Z
Will Sell Music-X Tickets for Bananas

Our Sellers are going Bananas for the Music Extravaganza.  With less than two weeks left, now is the time you buy your tickets.  Lets All help Rotary Central help Your Community.

Will Sell Music-X Tickets for Bananas MJP 2014-11-16 00:00:00Z
Donation to The Bridge Foundation Cayman
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Community Service Director Colin delivers $3,000 value of Fosters Food Fair Cards to The Bridge Foundation Cayman.

"Once again Rotary Central has answered our prayer. With only $300 left in our food card budget, this most generous gift arrives right at the best moment." - Bud Volinsky
Donation to The Bridge Foundation Cayman William Inniss 2014-10-29 00:00:00Z
Charter Night 2014
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Rotary Central celebrated 28 years of service to our community at "Sea Alyssa" the home of Past President and Charter Member Al Thompson.
Charter Night 2014 William Inniss 2014-10-28 00:00:00Z
A Spooktacular Halloween Story Time!
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Join us at the Bodden Town Library on Saturday, October 25th, 2014 @ 11:00am – 12:00 noon.
Storytelling begins at 11:00am! Come dressed in your most colorful Fall Halloween clothes to our Story Time.
There will be crafts, refreshments and goodie bags for all children!

~Open to the public! FREE of charge! ~
Hope to see you there!
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
A Spooktacular Halloween Story Time! Cedric Gidarisingh 2014-10-22 00:00:00Z
Rotary Cental's 19th Annual Music Exstravaganza
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Please Join Rotary Club Central for the 19th Annual Music Extravaganza, Saturday 29 November 7PM - 12 at Royal Palms.
Rotary Cental's 19th Annual Music Exstravaganza MJP 2014-10-09 00:00:00Z
19th Annual Music Extravaganza
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Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central "Rotary Central"
19th Annual Music Extravaganza - Saturday November 29th, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 12 midnight at Beaches & Rouge at Grand Harbour in Red Bay.
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Lift Off to Literacy!
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In celebration of International Literacy Day, Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central "Rotary Central"
and The Cayman Islands Public Library Service are hosting Storytelling which begins at 11:00am 
West Bay Library on Saturday September 6th, 2014 at 11:00am - 12:30pm

There will be crafts, refreshments and goodie bags for all children!

Open to the public and free of charge!
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Lift Off to Literacy! Cedric Gidarisingh 2014-09-05 00:00:00Z
Rotary Central’s Installation of New Officers
Rotary Central held its Change Over on Friday evening, 27th June 2014 at Luca. The event was for the installation of New Officers for the 2014-2015 Rotary Year which runs from 1st July until 30th June 2015
Rotary Central’s Installation of New Officers 2014-06-30 00:00:00Z
Celebrations.....2 big awards
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Please join us in celebrating the top awards of Rotary Central at the recent Rotary District Conference!
Join us at 5.30 pm on Friday May 30th for some fun, info and fellowship!
Celebrations.....2 big awards 2014-05-27 00:00:00Z
Take-A-Kid Fishing 2014
Some pictures of this adrenaline filled fun event held on Sunday May 25th 2014....
Take-A-Kid Fishing 2014 2014-05-27 00:00:00Z
Start with Rotary...
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Our club focus is on four areas this year:
 
Eradicating Polio from the Earth is one of the main areas of focus of Rotary International.
 
We need your help.........
Our second area of focus is Membership Extension.
 
Our other areas of focus are Literacy and Peace. More to follow here
Start with Rotary... Naude Dreyer 2014-05-13 00:00:00Z
Rotary Central Annual Science Fair
Rotary Central Science Fair 2014….
How is that bow tie on the little future professor! More pics on:
Rotary Central Annual Science Fair Naude Dreyer 2014-05-13 00:00:00Z
Junior Achievement Awards Banquet
Junior Achievement Banquet and Awards Dinner…..
Who says the parents do not take part in JA!!!!!! The joy of a mother…
More photos on: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/1533/PhotoAlbums/ja-awards-banquet
Junior Achievement Awards Banquet 2014-05-13 00:00:00Z
Fred Speirs Memorial Interschool Debate
The Fred Speirs Memorial Interschool Debate final was held on Wednesday April 10th at the Georgetown courthouse.  The Moot being ‘The declaration of specific Jobs and Businesses which should be reserved for Caymanians only is better than a system of market-driven free enterprise capitalism.” In a wonderful and very close debate with passionate and rousing arguments from students representing Cayman International School, the proposers, and John Gray High School, the Opposers, CIS pulled off a win over JGHS.
Fred Speirs Memorial Interschool Debate Sandy Cram 2014-04-10 00:00:00Z
EndPolioNow Bedrace 2014
It was another fun day out on the Georgetown waterfront!
 
On Saturday March 15th the Rotary and Rotaract Clubs hosted the 3rd annual bedrace for EndPolioNow!
EndPolioNow Bedrace 2014 2014-03-18 00:00:00Z
Another successful Health Screening event!
What started as a Diabetis screening event has grown into a major health screening event at 8 locations! 
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And the fellowship after the event was good. Guess who is the tequilla queen? 
Another successful Health Screening event! Naude Dreyer 2014-03-04 00:00:00Z
Books and DVD`s for Frances Bodden Home and NCVO Foster Home
On Wednesday December 18th, Rotarians Katie Dilbert, & David Phipps, accompanied by his daughter Chelsea and Phelan Fletcher, went to the Frances
Bodden Home(FBH) and NCVO Foster Home. We dropped off some of the books and DVD’s that were donated by Rotarians. We had a really great time and the boys and girls were so
happy! For the Frances Bodden Home we gave them their framed pictures from the photo shoot with Rot. Maggie as well as books and magazines.
Rotarian Graham Wood has been counseling the FBH residents at various critical times during the year.
 
Contributions for the book drive were made from many club members; the delivery was handled by 2 Rotarians, Chelsea a Paul Harris Fellow and Phelan a
future Rotarian .
Books and DVD`s for Frances Bodden Home and NCVO Foster Home Naude Dreyer 2013-12-20 00:00:00Z
Fun boat trip with Sunrise Adult Training Center
On Tuesday 10 December, the folks from Sunrise Adult Training Centre were treated to a morning boat tour of 
North Sound and lunch with Marine Land Tours. The participants were full of smiles and happy to enjoy a day out on the water.
 
Rotary Central aims to take the clients of the Sunrise Training Center on two outings every year. How
 about a disco next :-)
 
Fun boat trip with Sunrise Adult Training Center Naude Dreyer 2013-12-12 00:00:00Z
Music Extravaganza winners!
A big thank you goes to all our sellers and helpers who supported the Rotary Central Music Extravaganza!
 
And congratulations to the winners!
 
1st place $40,000  -  Auturo Rhoden (Ticket #1285)          Ticket Seller - R. Rodney 
2nd place $4,000   -  Joanna Phillips (Ticket #6469)            Ticket Seller - Eddie Solomon 
 
Below are the $1000 cash prize winners:
$1000                       -  Damion Ferron (Ticket #2292)
$1000                       -  Henrietta Black (Ticket #3941)
$1000                       -  Thomas Bonet   (Ticket #3850)
$1000                       -  Cleveland Hendry (Ticket #7795)
$1000                       -  Amy Kilfillen (Ticket #1645)
$1000                       -  Tina O'Connor (Ticket #0249)
 
Winners will be contacted by Rotary Central and prizes be awarded at a ceremony at Grand Harbour on Wednesday evening!
 
Music Extravaganza winners! 2013-12-03 00:00:00Z
Rotary Central Developing Youth Leaders
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Rotary Central Developing Youth Leaders
 
The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central (Rotary Central) was proud to sponsor five students at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) in St. Augustine, Florida from June 27 to 30, 2013.  The aim of RYLA is to launch already talented young people back into their communities, inspired and provided with fresh ideas, understandings, and skills. RYLA also seeks to send students back to their communities better equipped to become leaders of tomorrow and prepared to apply what they have learned at the conference.
 
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Rotary Central would like to thank Cayman Airways for their sponsorship of flights to the conference!
 
 
Rotary Central Developing Youth Leaders 2013-07-15 00:00:00Z
Rotary Central’s inducts 4 new Rotarians at Changeover Night
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From l to R: IPP Ravee Kapoor, Rot. Zelta Gayle (Sponsor) and new Rotarians Vinton Douglas, Tunde MacDonald, Trudy-Ann Scott, Rot. Sheraim Mascall (Sponsor) and new Rotarian Dannel Rahamut with President Naude Dreyer (Sponsor)
 
Rotary Central welcomes these new Rotarians, three of which have made the transition from Rotaract Blue to the Rotary Club.
 
President Naude Dreyer expressed his appreciation to the new members and urged them to embrace the ideals of Rotary “Service Above Self” and above all to engage in the activities of the Club and support the theme of Rotary 2013-14 “Engage Rotary – Change Lives”
Rotary Central’s inducts 4 new Rotarians at Changeover Night Naude Dreyer 2013-07-08 00:00:00Z
Wedding bells!
Congratulations VP Sandy Cram and Rot. Gilles Langlois who tied the big knot on Saturday July 6th!
 
Rotary Central wishes you all the best for your future in love and togetherness!
 
 
Wedding bells! Naude Dreyer 2013-07-08 00:00:00Z
2nd Annual Bed Race a Huge Success
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I am sure that for those of you that dropped by Camana Bay on Saturday to take in the 2nd annual Rotary/Rotaract Bed Race certainly had a great time ….And…. all proceeds raised during the event went towards Polio Plus so stay tuned for the final tally!
2nd Annual Bed Race a Huge Success Sandy Cram 2013-02-16 00:00:00Z
Social event: Successful fun spouse`s night on Cayman Explorer

Our popular 5th Tuesday of the month - Spouse`s Night was hosted by Rotarian Kent Eldermire on board the Cayman Explorer. A night of fun on a sunset cruise was enjoyed by our Rotarians, their significant others and guests. See some pictures here......

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Social event: Successful fun spouse`s night on Cayman Explorer Naude Dreyer 2013-01-31 00:00:00Z
Chritmas Party Time
ImageA special visit by Santa was a high point for many of the children at the Christmas Party this year.
Chritmas Party Time Fiona Moseley 2012-12-29 00:00:00Z
Another Successful Music Extravaganza
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Well Done VP Larry and his committee for another great fundraising event.  Pres Ravi is seen here with the winner of the $40,000 prize, Assis.


Another Successful Music Extravaganza Fiona Moseley 2012-12-02 00:00:00Z
Peace Day Festival Friday September 21st sponsored by Rotary Central
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Peace Day Festival Friday September 21st sponsored by Rotary Central Michael Pratt 2012-09-20 00:00:00Z
Promoting Inmate Literacy Cayman 27
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Promoting Inmate Literacy Cayman 27 Ravi Kapoor 2012-09-12 00:00:00Z
Students present their RYLA Experience to Rotary Central
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  RYLA students with President Ravi Kapoor and Treasurer and RYLA Chaperon, Martin Ruben
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  A hearty and jovial presentation kept the attention of all Rotarians!
Students present their RYLA Experience to Rotary Central Ravi Kapoor 2012-09-11 00:00:00Z
Rotary Cental Recognizes Prisoners on International Literacy Day

In recognition of International Literacy Day, September 8th, Central was on hand to present certificates of achievement to several of HM Northward, inmates, who successfully completed the Cayman Islands Reading Aides literacy programme (CIRA). President Ravi Kapoor stated “Rotary Central is committed to its continued support of such a worthwhile programme in promoting literacy and encouraged the inmates to stay the course and embody UNESCO 2012 theme of “Literacy and Peace” to attaining individual freedom.

The CIRA literacy programme at HM Northward Prison has proven to be successful with the aid of Rotary Central sponsorship, its primary source of funding.

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Rotary Cental Recognizes Prisoners on International Literacy Day Ravi Kapoor 2012-09-08 00:00:00Z
Record New Members Added!

Record new members Inducted

For the first time in the history of the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central four new members were inducted.  The installation of the new members: Thomas McAdams III, Brandan Lee, Pamela Freeman and David Freeman, was overseen by President Ravi Kapoor. “We are pleased to have started our year on such a high note with the addition of four excellent individuals who no doubt will strength our membership and allow us to do more in the community and internationally.  Rotary Central has been known since its formation over 25 years ago as a club that is prepared to get its “hands dirty” in helping the community.  As such the club decided that starting with this year all new members will, along with the information package and badge will get a pair of work gloves!  The new members accepted them enthusiastically!
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 Rotary Central new member (N) installation:  President- Ravi Kapoor, Thomas McAdams III (N), PP Mario Ebanks, PP David Phipps, Brendan Lee (N), Pamela Freeman (N), David Freeman, Director Larry Tibbetts
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   New members Thomas MacAdams III, Brendan Lee, pamela Freeman, David Freeman
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Record New Members Added! Ravi Kapoor 2012-08-28 00:00:00Z
Work Party at the Humane Society
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This past Wednesday and Saturday, we were able to almost finish repairs to the CI Humane Society generator shelter building. Thanks to help from Rotarians; Sgt. Eddie Thompson, PP Mario Ebanks, Lyndhurst Bodden, Ravi Kipoor, Dir. Steve Moore, Elsi Cristoffersen, Phil Slater, PP Dave Phipps, PP Al Thompson (material discount), Rotary spouse-Bob Moseley and (my neighbor) Kieran from Pestkill (delivery truck).

Even with the occasional light rain and flurry of sawdust, we were able to demolish the old shed, install the walls, roof and most of the siding. We will be out again this Saturday to complete the doors, shingles and painting. Cayman 27 even stopped by to do a story.

Work Party at the Humane Society Fiona Moseley 2012-08-28 00:00:00Z
RYLA - 2012
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RYLA - 2012 April Lewis 2012-07-15 00:00:00Z
ROTARY CENTRAL RECOGNIZES LIBRARIANS
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The second of its kind reception recognizing librarians around the Cayman Islands, was recently organized by Rotary Central on 21 June,  2012. The event held at the George Town Library, awarded Librarians for their commitment and efforts in the Cayman Islands community for the year.

ROTARY CENTRAL RECOGNIZES LIBRARIANS Fiona Moseley 2012-06-29 00:00:00Z
Work Party Saturday
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Thanks Dir. Todd, Sergeant Gilles, Sergeant Mike and wife Kerry for helping with the trash can project last Saturday.  We have 15 bins with a first coat of sealant on them and hope to have more next week. 
Work Party Saturday Fiona Moseley 2012-06-11 00:00:00Z
President's Afternoon
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Cayman style food and liquid fellowship were just a small piece of the wonderful president's day held on Public Beach on Sunday afternoon. The paddle boarding proved to be a hit with everone and certainly was a great source of entertainment for those of us watching onshore. We always knew Paul was a kid at heart and that Richard marched to his own drum ... We were more than pleased to see such a great turn out of our Rotaractors... who stayed until the bitter end... Over all I think it is safe to say that a great time was had by all.
President's Afternoon Sandy Cram 2012-05-06 00:00:00Z
Rotary Central Assists "Healing Paws"
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The Healing Paws Program in Co-Operation with the Sunrise Adult Training Center would like to thank the Rotary Club International (Central) for the donation of the vests for our Dogs and volunteers. Healing Paws is a special organization dedicated to enhance the quality of life for the elderly and special needs individuals. The Rotary Club's vest will help in recognizing our program.

Rotary Central Assists "Healing Paws" Sandy Cram 2012-03-26 00:00:00Z
Bus shelter work party
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A well attended, successful  work party was held on Saturday March 24th to do some repairs to 4 damaged bus shelters. We also moved a shelter that was knocked from its spot in a car crash on Shamrock Rd back into position.The work party was attended by 7 Rotarians and two welcome guests David and Hugo who got thrown into the deep end straight away!

Bus shelter work party Sandy Cram 2012-03-24 00:00:00Z
Special needs program: Lighthouse School
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Our Club sponsored a social at the Lighthouse School on Friday March 23rd. The kids and some friends and family enjoyed a Pajama Easter Egg Hunt and Dance . The students came dressed in their Pjs and brought along some  flashlights. After some disco dancing in the gym hall, they were treated to  a Fashion show and the egghunt.

Special needs program: Lighthouse School Sandy Cram 2012-03-23 00:00:00Z
Learn To Read
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Rotarians spent an afternoon at the Shining Star Pre-School getting the youngters interested in reading
Learn To Read Fiona Moseley 2012-03-22 00:00:00Z
Rotary Central Welcomes it's Newest Member!
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Welcome Connan! It is official. You are the Newest member of Rotary Central. A big Thanks to Alan for introducing Connan to our club and bringing him into our Rotary Family!

Fellow Rotarians, I present to you Rotarian CONNAN HILL , and I charge you not to fail in your duty by giving  CONNAN your friendship and helping to make his membership useful and happy. President Fiona

Rotary Central Welcomes it's Newest Member! Sandy Cram 2012-03-20 00:00:00Z
Diabetes Screen a great success
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For the second year in a row, Rotary Central tackled diabetes, the all too common condition within Cayman Islands, by hosting its free island-wide diabetes screening event at eight locations throughout Grand Cayman.
Diabetes Screen a great success Fiona Moseley 2012-03-13 00:00:00Z
Diabetes Screening Event THIS Saturday March 10th
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Please get out there and help with our Club's second annual island-wide diabetes screening event. We will be busy screening at the following locations from 10am to 2pm on Saturday March 10th.

Republix, Cost U Less, A. L. Thompson's ( New Location added this year)  Foster's Strand, Kirk Supermarket, Hurley's, Foster's Airport & Countryside.

Diabetes Screening Event THIS Saturday March 10th Sandy Cram 2012-03-08 00:00:00Z
Rotary Central Sponsors Diabetes Educators Course
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On March 3rd and 4th 2012, Rotary Central proudly sponsored medical professionals of varying specialties from the public and private sectors to a most informative Diabetes Educators’ Course which was presented by Mrs. Andrea Hunt, Certified Diabetes Educator & Consultant from Jamaica and the USA. The course culminated in a most impressive pinning ceremony on March 4th at the Cayman Islands Hospital, in which the course participants earned the title of “Diabetes Resource Clinician”.
Rotary Central Sponsors Diabetes Educators Course Sandy Cram 2012-03-03 00:00:00Z
Diabetes Education
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In continuation with its drive against diabetes, Rotary Central facilitated a two hour continued medical education hours for Pediatricians, pediatric nurses, nutritionists and dietitians who met with Mrs. Andrea Hunt, Certified Diabetes Educator/Consultant, and addressed the management of Type 1 diabetes. Pictured are some of the 15 participants.

Diabetes Education Sandy Cram 2012-03-03 00:00:00Z
Library Boost for the Prison by Rotary Central
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In its continued effort to improve the quality or reading skills in the Cayman Islands, the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central (Rotary Central) has extended its reach to the library at Northward Prison

“Rotarians are mindful of the needs of everyone in the community to have access to the written word. Books not only provide readers with pleasure but they are so important for developing the mind in positive ways and for reference. Also, the development of  reading abilities by those people whose literacy skills require enhancing will help them to cope better with the normality’s of every day life such as understanding signs, notices and forms” said Rotarian Graham Wood who co-ordinated the project to provide the books to the Prison Service.

Library Boost for the Prison by Rotary Central Sandy Cram 2012-02-29 00:00:00Z
Rotary Clubs in Bed together!
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Saturday 18th February saw the first Bed Race to eradicate Polio at Camana Bay.  The event was a join collaberation of all the rotary and rotaract clubs in the Cayman Islands.  A great time was had by all. 

Central won 'Most Outrageous Bed', and PP Dave's bed won 2nd place and the 'Broken Sping' Award. 
Special thanks goes to Eli and his family for producing the bed and the food and drink during contruction - it was a lot of fun just building the thing.  Great job guys - we know who the art critics of the club are now....
Rotary Clubs in Bed together! Fiona Moseley 2012-02-18 00:00:00Z
Vocationl Service Award's
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Every year, the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central looks to the community to identify two individuals that demonstrate the following personal qualities;

·         Adhering to and promoting the highest ethical standards in all occupations.

·         Recognizing the value of all useful occupations, not just those that are pursued by Rotarians.

·         Contributing one’s vocational talents to meeting the needs of the community.

Vocationl Service Award's Sandy Cram 2012-01-03 00:00:00Z
Bed Race for Polio Feb 18th 2012
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The Rotary Clubs of the Cayman Islands, Bed Race to Eradicate Polio , Saturday, February 18, 2012

Main Street -- Camana Bay,Bed Race entry fee: $200 (non-refundable), Entry deadline: February 4, 2012

See www.bedrace.ky for more details. 

Bed Race for Polio Feb 18th 2012 Sandy Cram 2012-01-02 00:00:00Z
Rotary Central Provides Support for JA
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Rotary Central has provided volunteer support of the Junior Achievement Programme, Business Ethics. Six Volunteers/Rotarians recently donated an hour a week for 7 weeks to the Cayman Islands Further Education Center and presented the Business Ethics Programme to year 12 students. The programme delivers ethical decision making through hands-on classroom activities.

Rotary Central Provides Support for JA Sandy Cram 2011-11-30 00:00:00Z
Rotary Central`s 16th Music Extravaganza a BIG win for all!
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The stage was set for a big win at Grand Harbour on Saturday! Three bands entertained the crowds who gathered in anticipation of the big win. The big winner of the CI$40000 cash prize was Kayra Hydes. Kayra was not at the event, but was delighted to get a call from the President of Rotary Central Fiona Moseley immediately after the draw.

Rotary Central`s 16th Music Extravaganza a BIG win for all! Sandy Cram 2011-11-26 00:00:00Z
Another Successful Diabetes Screening Event
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Rotary Central's Diabetes screening event at Foster's Airport Supermarket on November 19, 2011 was a great success! Despite being an unscheduled activity for the Club, we identified the need to acknowledge Diabetes Awareness during the month of November. Five Rotarians zealously volunteered their time to assist with the screening activities between 10am-2pm. Three HSA nurses and one General Practitioner also volunteered their time and shared their medical expertise.

Another Successful Diabetes Screening Event Sandy Cram 2011-11-19 00:00:00Z
Rotaract Blue 5k Movement - End Polio Now!
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Rotaract Blue Cayman Islands (“Rotaract Blue”) organized The Rotaract Blue 5k Movement at Camana Bay on November 5, 2011 at 7:30am.  Rotaractors, Rotarians, family and friends joined in to help raise funds for Polio.  Can you spot the Rotary Central participants?

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Rotaract Blue 5k Movement - End Polio Now! Sandy Cram 2011-11-05 00:00:00Z
Fred Speirs Memorial Interschool Debate Competition kicked off last Friday
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The Fred Speirs Memorial Interschool Debate Competition kicked off last Friday with passionate and rousing arguments from students representing most high schools on the island.  The moot, suggested by Rotarian Kevin Butler, was "Convicted Sex Offenders should be registered in the Cayman Islands".  With 8 high schools participating, there were four debates in the first round of knockout competition. 

        1.  Cayman Prep vs. John Gray B
        2.  Triple C vs. Cayman Academy
        3.  Cayman Brac vs. Grace Christian Academy    
        4.  John Gray A vs. Clifton Hunter

Fred Speirs Memorial Interschool Debate Competition kicked off last Friday Sandy Cram 2011-11-04 00:00:00Z
Rotary Central's Science Fair 2012 Annoucement
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Rotary Central's Science Fair 2012 Annoucement Greg Vasic 2011-10-25 00:00:00Z
Ready to Read Program Launched in George Town Primary School
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Dir Susie & Dir. Larry Presents a cheque for $8,500 for Ready to Read program to GT Primary Principal Marie Martin. The overall goal of the program is to help young children and their families to achieve early literacy success through offering free weekly workshops for children, providing books for families, and showing parents the importance of early literacy.  Ready to Read! will impact 60 families in the 2011-2012 school year, serving 20 families each term. The program will target children ages 0 to 4 years old.

Ready to Read Program Launched in George Town Primary School Sandy Cram 2011-10-07 00:00:00Z
“Literacy Heals”
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CIRA had a successful event this last Friday September 23rd, 2011.  The “Literacy Heals” day event at HM Northward Prison had an excellent attendance by relevant stakeholders including Cayman Island Rehab services, to include HE the Governor Duncan Taylor who opened the event.
“Literacy Heals” Sandy McFarlane 2011-09-23 00:00:00Z
Beach Clean Up!!
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Many thanks to Rotarian Marco, Todd, Paul, Mario and other Rotarians for their help on Saturday September 17th to assist Rotaract Blue with the Beach Clean Up.
Beach Clean Up!! Sandy Cram 2011-09-17 00:00:00Z
Rotary Central support for World Literacy Day
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Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central strengthened the values of World Literacy Day in the Cayman Island with the distribution of  1,000   dictionaries to  10  primary schools.  Present at the distribution were Rotarians Carol Jur (Chairperson), Past President, Len layman, Michael Mandish, Elias Kozaily, Graham Wood, Susie Bodden & Larry Tibbetts (Director- Vocational Service), along with Holly Morris.

 

 

Rotary Central support for World Literacy Day Fiona Moseley 2011-09-12 00:00:00Z
Rotary Central helps Rotaract Blue at WB Golden Age Home
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Many thanks to Rotarian Steve, Marco and Paul for their early rise on Saturday to assist Rotaract Blue with their Tree Planting at the West Bay Golden Age Home.
Rotary Central helps Rotaract Blue at WB Golden Age Home Sandy Cram 2011-09-10 00:00:00Z
Cheers to a Full House and Free Wine!

Our Regular Meeting held on Tuesday August 23rd was a fantastic evening.  Rotary Central held a very successful WINE TASTING event.attended not only by our regular members but also a contingent of Rotaractors, ADG Rosie and DGE Jeremy. We also used this opportunity to invite prospective members as August is Membership month.

Cheers to a Full House and Free Wine! Sandy Cram 2011-08-23 00:00:00Z
Stickers Anyone?
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Thursday September 8th is International Literacy Day and to mark the event Rotarian Carol is organizing distributing Dictionaries to year 5/6 students in all the public schools.  Many thanks to Rotarians Carol, Desiree, Mike Mandish, Director’s Larry and Naude, Secretary Sandy and President Fiona for meeting bright an early on Saturday Aug 20th to “sticker” the dictionaries and organize the boxes for each school. Thanks President Fiona for the coffee and doughnuts and Secretary Sandy for your famous Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins…YUM!

Stickers Anyone? Sandy Cram 2011-08-20 00:00:00Z
RYLA Students"Clap" the House Down!
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Tuesday August 16th Rotary Central was taught the "Power Clap" by the 4 RYLA Students that presented to our club about their experience in St. Augustine Florida.  Max, Juzan, Josie, and Alonzo elaborated on the leadership seminars and community service project they participated in while attending the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.

RYLA Students"Clap" the House Down! Sandy Cram 2011-08-16 00:00:00Z
The Joint Club BBQ was a "HOT "Success
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The Joint Club BBQ held on Sunday July 31st at Fosters in Cayman Kai was a fantastic event.  Our club was represented by approx 30 Rotarians and guests. We had arrivals by land and sea.  We even saw some of those elusive species such as the lesser spotted Robin Garnham, and the red breasted Don Foster and Chris Hanni. Dr. Meggs finally made it after following the smoke cloud…..

The Joint Club BBQ was a "HOT "Success Sandy Cram 2011-07-31 00:00:00Z
bus shelter work party 23 July 2011
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The bus shelter crew were out again on Saturday !We put a new roof on one shelter. In fact that shelter had it's roof cannibalized in 2005 to repair other damaged shelters.The shelter itself was a touch out of square but responded well to a good bashing with a 4 x 4.  See photo if you wish to become familiar with the new coaxing technique

bus shelter work party 23 July 2011 Greg Vasic 2011-07-23 00:00:00Z
Three Bus Shelters Installed on Elgin Avenue 16 July 2011
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We had a great work party 16 July 2011 and installed three new bus shelters. We have one new shelter left to deploy from the 5 new shelters purchased Deceber 2010.We had a fantastc turnout with 11  attendees:  PP Altee, PP Dave, Rot Marco, Sandy, Carl, Phil, Phil's son Mike, Gilles, Steve C, Mike P, Greg, Dir Naude.  We installed two shelters (13B nd 13C) and the lay bye between the Glass House and new government admin building.  We worked closey with Government on this placement and thanks are due to Rot Steve Moore for his assistance on this.

 

 

 

 

Three Bus Shelters Installed on Elgin Avenue 16 July 2011 Greg Vasic 2011-07-16 00:00:00Z
"Hope in Hell" work party Saturday July 9th
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Despite a wet start to the day we had 5 hard working Rotarians (and friends) show up at the Hope for Today Foundation campus near Hell in West Bay on Saturday to commence the garage to office renovation. Director Todd put everyone to work erecting a wall in the garage. President Fiona and Secretary Sandy now know how to use a drill (in forward and reverse!!!).  Rotarian Gilles, PP Mario and Dir Todd removed the garage door, erected a wall and installed a new door. This definately goes to show that many hands make light work and of course none of this could be possible without good planning by Dir. Todd. Stay tuned for details on phase 2 of this project.

"Hope in Hell" work party Saturday July 9th Sandy Cram 2011-07-09 00:00:00Z
Bus shelter work party 9 July 2011
Our fantastic and talented bus shelter team was in action again on Sat 9 July 2011 repairing damage caused by vandals. See pictures.  We replaced shelter windows at Old Man Bay and Bodden Town and visited the site for next week's new shelters installtion.  Many thanks to all seven Rotarians who attended !  Our next work party will be Saturday 16 July when we have at least two shelters to place in net new locations,   Rot. Greg
Bus shelter work party 9 July 2011 Greg Vasic 2011-07-09 00:00:00Z
DART Supports Rotary Central Science Fair
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Rotary Central hosted the 5th Annual Science Fair on the 2nd of April 2011, however events like these are not possible without the support of generous sponsors. Rotary Central would like to thank DART, the Major Sponsor of this event, for the $10,000 sponsorship as well as providing the Arts and Recreation Centre as the venue for the Fair. Such generous contributions will enable the fair to continue to move to a higher level of excellence as we strive to improve the fair and the experience of each participant.

 

The Rotary Central Science Fair provides students the opportunity to show the world their new, exciting, and thoughtful research ranging in areas from botany to zoology and from astronomy to mathematics. The 2011 Science fair boasted a record number of participating schools, students and projects.

 

More information on Rotary Centrals science fair can be found at www.rotarysciencefair.ky.

DART Supports Rotary Central Science Fair Sandy Cram 2011-07-08 00:00:00Z
Vocational Awards
The club made 5 presentations at the UCCI Graduation Ceremony on Thursday 7th July.
Vocational Awards Nickii Sonnenberg 2011-07-07 00:00:00Z
New Leadership for Rotary Central
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An exciting evening with fun and laughter cumulated with the installation of Rotarian Fiona Moseley as the new President of the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central, better known as Rotary Central.

New Leadership for Rotary Central Nickii Sonnenberg 2011-07-06 00:00:00Z
Bus Shelter Work Party 2 July 2011
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Dear Central Rotarians, Vandals struck a few bus shelters in the last few months hence the bus shelter team replaced five broken windows on the weekend.    In attendance at the work party were  Rotarians, Naude, Fred, Phil (and son Mike), Paul K, Marco, Greg, and Marco’s guest Manuel, with support from PP Lyndhurst, and PP Altee.

 

There are more windows to fix so we'll be out again on 9th July,  krdgs, Rot Greg 

Bus Shelter Work Party 2 July 2011 Greg Vasic 2011-07-02 00:00:00Z
Got Books?
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Please print this out and post on your on notice boards at work, school etc. thus maximizing the reach of the project.
Got Books? Nickii Sonnenberg 2011-07-01 00:00:00Z
4 Students attended RYLA in St. Augustine, Florida from June 23 to 26
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Four students attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) in St. Augustine, Florida from June 23 to 26.  Rot. Martin chaperoned the group and ensured they got there and back safely.  This was the first time we have sent students to this RYLA and turned out to be a great experience for the students.  It was held in very historic Flagler College and the students stayed on site.  The experience included a number of leadership seminars including a full day of community service.  Speakers spoke on a number of subjects including the 7 habits of an effective teen, business etiquette, and knowing your personality type.  The Cayman Islands students were able to network with a number of students from the northern part of Florida and got some great ideas as they move on to their college and university experience.
4 Students attended RYLA in St. Augustine, Florida from June 23 to 26 Sandy Cram 2011-07-01 00:00:00Z
Rotary Central Free Diabetes Screening in East End
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58 individuals were screened.
Four were newly diagnosed diabetics.
Ten diabetics were seen (Five of which were uncontrolled and were referred to their general practitioner and also to a dietitian). One of these uncontrolled diabetics was urgently referred to the hospital because of the extremely high blood sugar level and another non-diabetic condition that was identified.
Rotary Central Free Diabetes Screening in East End Nickii Sonnenberg 2011-06-18 00:00:00Z
PP Len is Honoured
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On Saturday morning our PP Len Layman was awarded the Cayman Islands Certificate and Badge of Honour at the annual Queen`s Birthday parade.

Congratulations PP Len! Our sincere thanks for your selfless commitment to Community Service of Rotary Central - we can not reach out to achieve our goals without the work people like yourself do year after year, often unnoticed!

PP Len is Honoured Margaret Rattray 2011-06-13 00:00:00Z
Rotary Central Literary Award
On Friday, June 10th, 2011 Rotary Central presented Sarah Potkins of Cayman Prep and High School the Literary Awardfor her short story entitled “An untouched paradise.”
Rotary Central Literary Award Nickii Sonnenberg 2011-06-10 00:00:00Z
see what ten rotarians and a toddler can do !
bus shelter work party on Saturday 28 May 
see what ten rotarians and a toddler can do ! Greg Vasic 2011-05-28 00:00:00Z
Junior Achievement Banquet a Huge Success

This year Junior Achievement Awards Banquet proved yet another successful year for one of Rotary Central’s longest standing programs. This year’s event was attended by over 300 persons including many Rotarians. President Wil made closing remarks and several Rotarians participated in sponsoring awards for the evening or as advisors during the year. This year’s company of the year was memories unleashed sponsored by PwC. The top male and female achievers for the year were Drake Ebanks and Maria Tibbetts. Seven additional awards were presented on the evening as well as the announcement of the 8 lucky achievers who will be attending the Next generation leader conference in Canada in August. President Wil pledge Rotary Central’s continued support to the JA program and announced that Rotary Central will contribute 15,000 towards the expenses for the students’ attendance at the conference in Canada.

Junior Achievement Banquet a Huge Success Sandra Cram 2011-05-21 00:00:00Z
FRED SPEIRS INTERSCHOOL DEBATE FINALS 041411
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The Debate Final was held on April 14th at 6:30pm at the Court House.

 

FRED SPEIRS INTERSCHOOL DEBATE FINALS 041411 Fiona Moseley 2011-04-18 00:00:00Z
Central supports the "Hope for Today Foundation"
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The guest speaker at our Club`s regular meeting on Tuesday April 12th was Councilor Terry Delaney who spoke to the Club about the Hope for Today Foundation. The Hope For Today Foundation is a non-profit organization aimed at re-integrating recovering alcoholics and addicts back into their communities by bridging the gap between coming from treatment and returning home. A not-for-profit organization aimed at bridging the gap between places of treatment and/or prison, and giving the recovering addict/alcohol a safe place to be during the early months of their recovery. The Hope For Today Foundation is located in the Cayman Islands, on Grand Cayman in the district of West Bay. At present, this is the area with the most need for a safe house for recovering addicts and alcoholics, as many of our clients are from West Bay. It currently has three houses on the property, a men's facility which can house up to 7 men, and a women's facility which can house up to 5 women. There is also a manager's residence on-site. Our mission is to help put an end to recidivism in the prison system, reduce drug related crimes in our communities and to prevent the unnecessary loss of life due to drugs and alcohol.
Central supports the "Hope for Today Foundation" Naude Dreyer 2011-04-12 00:00:00Z
Diabetes 0n "Talk Today"
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On Wednesday, March 23rd, Rotary Central hosted its one hour monthly diabetes talk show programme on Radio Cayman's Cayman talk show "Talk Today". The programme's topic was "Diabetes in Pregnancy", and the presenting specialists were Rotary Central's very own PP Dr. George Meggs MB;BS;DM (O&G);FACOG;FRCOG; and Bethany Smith BScND; MScPHN, from the Cayman Islands Health Services. One of Rotary Central's newest members, Dr. Else Christofferson MB. BCh. LRCP & SI, was April's (8th) medical specialist on Rotary Central's monthly diabetes talk show programme on Radio Cayman's Cayman talk show, "Talk Today". It was quite fitting to have Dr. Christofferson address diabetes related issues so soon after the successful launch of the Club's annual island-wide diabetes screening event, during which she had offered professional consultation.
Diabetes 0n "Talk Today" Naude Dreyer 2011-03-23 00:00:00Z
Rotary Central Embraces Social Networking
Rotary Central now has a presence on facebook...
Rotary Central Embraces Social Networking Margaret Rattray 2011-03-01 23:00:54Z
Central Striders Stride out for NOMA
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On Sunday,Februay 27th, a brave group of runners undertook the 'Off The Beaten Track' Run... 

Central Striders Stride out for NOMA Margaret Rattray 2011-03-01 22:57:05Z
Rotary Central gives hope to halfway house initiative
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A new community initiative to assist drug and other substance addicts to get back on their feet in the community received a huge boost last week from Rotary Central through a generous donation of CI$4,000.

 

Rotary Central gives hope to halfway house initiative Margaret Rattray 2011-02-13 00:00:00Z
Rotary Central Regular Meeting - Venue Change
Tues., February 15th - Chamber of Commerce Board Room, Governor's Square...
Rotary Central Regular Meeting - Venue Change Margaret Rattray 2011-02-13 00:00:00Z
Bus shelters can fly!

On Friday March 1st one of our bus shelters was damaged by a car smashing into it. A week later on Saturday March 9th the shelter was replaced by a work party attended by 7 Rotarians (thank you for the muffins Rotarian Sandy!) with the assistance of Rotarian Gilles with his crane from CI Precast that made shelters fly. The "flying sheltersImage" must have been quite an attraction for the Saturday morning traffic on West Bay Road. Fortunately the action did not cause another car to crash!

Bus shelters can fly! Naude Dreyer
Sydney Australia 2014
Sydney Australia 2014 Naude Dreyer
Cayman Academy Presentation
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Cayman Academy Presentation April Lewis
Building the Future with YOUth
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Rotary Central is delighted to sponsor motivational speaker, Mr. Rashad 
Jones who will be in Grand Cayman from February 6 – 8, 2013.  Mr. Jones is 
a ‘high impact’ youth expert from the United States who has excited 
audiences throughout the world with his abilities while getting the message 
across on subjects that matter to youth.   He does this through his talents as 
a freestyle rapper and a riveting motivational speaker who connects with 
youth and tells them what they need to hear. Mr. Jones has agreed to 
Rotary’s invitation to address the youth in our community about the 
opportunities they have for a bright future and give them the ideas they 
need to succeed in their adult lives

 


Building the Future with YOUth Naude Dreyer
Upcoming events: Rotary Central Island wide Diabetes screenings
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Rotary Central will be hosting the annual island wide diabetes screening at all major supermarkets on Saturday 23rd March 2013.

Screenings are offered free to the general public and our teams of doctors, nurses and volunteering Rotarians will be out in force to help you check your diabetes status!



Upcoming events: Rotary Central Island wide Diabetes screenings Naude Dreyer
Rotary Bed Race for Polio Saturday 16th February 2013

It is time to register for the Rotary 'EndPolioNow" Bed Race Saturday February 16th! For more information visit www.bedrace.ky



Rotary Bed Race for Polio Saturday 16th February 2013 Naude Dreyer
2013 Rotaract District 7020 Conference
2013 Rotaract District 7020 Conference April Lewis
Rotary Central Announces the 2012 Science Fair
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Rotary Central’s Science Fair is an annual competition held in the Cayman Islands and is scheduled for May 26, 2012. The fair allows students to demonstrate their science skills and compete for major Prizes to assist them with future college studies. Check out www.rotarysciencefair.ky for all the details.

Rotary Central Announces the 2012 Science Fair Greg Vasic
Presidents Message
Welcome Fellow Rotarians.  I am sorry I could not be with you last week.
Presidents Message Fiona Moseley
more pictures of 16 July 2011 Bus Shelter work
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more pictures of 16 July 2011 Bus Shelter work Greg Vasic
more pictures of "Ten rotarians and a toddler"
more pictures of "Ten rotarians and a toddler" Greg Vasic
First Aid Training Certificates presented
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The first group of Rotarians from Rotary Central were presented their "cards" after successfully completing the First Aid Course as part of the Club`s Disaster Preparedness Plan. The course was presented by the Red Cross and a second course will be offered on Saturday May 21st
First Aid Training Certificates presented Naude Dreyer
Breaking News...
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Rotary Central wins District 7020 Club of the Month for March.
Breaking News... Margaret Rattray
The Big Volcano Challenge
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Tangent and Alainna talked about their charity trip to Guatemala...
The Big Volcano Challenge Margaret Rattray
Diebetes call-in Programm April 8th
On Friday, April 8th at 1pm, Rotary Central will be hosting its monthly diabetes call-in programme on Radio Cayman's talk show, "Talk Today".
Diebetes call-in Programm April 8th Fiona Moseley
Diabetes Screening
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The Cayman Islands Health minister, Hon. Mr. Mark Scotland joined hundreds of people who volunteered to be screened for Diabetes on Saturday, March 26th.
Diabetes Screening Margaret Rattray
Science Fair 2011
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Another outstanding success for Rotary Central!
Science Fair 2011 Margaret Rattray
Happy Birthday...
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President Wil!
Happy Birthday... Margaret Rattray
Succession Planning!
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Rotarian of the future...
Succession Planning! Margaret Rattray
Guest speaker at Rotary Science Fair
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Local Photographer Mr. Courtney Platt will be the guest speaker at this year science fair.
Guest speaker at Rotary Science Fair Margaret Rattray
one more picture of 12 March 2011 bus shelter work
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one more picture of 12 March 2011 bus shelter work Greg Vasic
more picitures from 12 March 2011 bus shelter project
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more picitures from 12 March 2011 bus shelter project Greg Vasic
Bus Shelter Buidling 12 March 2011
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Ten Rotarians turned out for a record tieing three shelters being built ! Read on for details ! Dir. Greg
Bus Shelter Buidling 12 March 2011 Greg Vasic
Year 3 students from Savannah Primary Tour Library
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Today Rotary Central hosted over 40 Year 3 students from Savannah Primary at the GT Library for a Tour of the new facility in recognition of Literacy Month.
Year 3 students from Savannah Primary Tour Library Sandy Cram
Bus Shelter Work Party 19 Feb 2011
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Bus Shelter Work Party 19 Feb 2011 Greg Vasic
More Bus Shelter Pictures
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Pictures from Feb 19 2011 bus shelter construction
More Bus Shelter Pictures Greg Vasic
Bus Shelter Team Conquers Chains 19 Feb 2011
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We had a great turnout on Saturday with 11 Rotarians and Rot Paul K's son Jeffrey attending the bus shelter work party. We had to cut the chain to get into Altee's Truss plant (sorry Altee - we do appreciate your support and we had permission from Edward to address the chain matter). We uncrated the new shipment and built two of the five new shelters. We currently have three agreed spots to take them. We'll need another work party to finish the build and another one or two for shelter installation. Many thanks to the following Rotarians who came out: Paul Keeble & Son Jeffrey PP Dave Gilles Eddie Mike Pratt PP Richard Steve Moore Else Naude Pres Wil Welcome to new Rotarians Else and Eddie and Steve Moore who attended their inaugural shelter work party ! Thanks to all for attending and a special thanks to PP Altee for the use of his plant to build and store the shelters. More Pictures in the next article. Dir Greg.
Bus Shelter Team Conquers Chains 19 Feb 2011 Greg Vasic
Record numbers for Work Party
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We had 27 Rotarians, Rotoracters and friends - and even a spontaneous volunteer who was walking her dog - turn out for the beach clean up at Barkers in West Bay It is certainly a record for recent work parties! Thank you to everybody who showed up. I am glad the "african" food went down well, as well! My only disappointment was that only Director Marzeta could say "boerewors"! YIR Naude
Record numbers for Work Party Fiona Moseley
Valentine`s Day Lunch
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Our Club hosted a lunch for the Sunrise Adult Training Center on Valentine`s Day.
Valentine`s Day Lunch Naude Dreyer
Renata Kecskes Addresses the Club
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A Thousand Pairs of Little Shoes - presentation to Rotary Central Members...
Renata Kecskes Addresses the Club Margaret Rattray
New Members
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Welcome to the two latest members of Rotary Central - inducted on Tues., Feb. 8th, 2011.
New Members Margaret Rattray
Donation to The Hope for Today Foundation
Rotary Central gives hope to halfway house initiative
Donation to The Hope for Today Foundation Margaret Rattray
Happy New Year!
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All the best...
Happy New Year! Margaret Rattray
Music Extravaganza
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Big Rotary Winners for 2010...
Music Extravaganza Margaret Rattray
Celebrate Rotary Foundation Month
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November is Rotary Foundation Month. It all began in 1917 when then RI President Arch Klumph announced the acceptance of endowments for doing good in the world – The Rotary Foundation was born!
Celebrate Rotary Foundation Month Margaret Rattray
Teddy Bear's Picnic...and Literacy!
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On Sat., Nov. 6th, Rotarians Sandy Cram and Carol Jurchison-LePlante organised a Teddy Bear's Picnic to promote the regular Saturday story session at the Georgetown library.
Teddy Bear's Picnic...and Literacy! Margaret Rattray
Rotary Central Continues Support for Able to Play
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"Able to Play" at Lighthouse School advances with major boost from Rotary Central.
Rotary Central Continues Support for Able to Play Margaret Rattray
Rotary Central Supports the Pines
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Community Service Director, Naude, Dreyer, presents $10,000 to the Pines...
Rotary Central Supports the Pines Margaret Rattray
Rotary Central Inducts Two New Members
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At our Charter Night on Sat., Oct. 30th, we were delighted to induct 2 new members...
Rotary Central Inducts Two New Members Margaret Rattray
Charter Night
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Charter Night, on Sat., Oct. 30th, was a great success. Great food, wine and fellowship...
Charter Night Margaret Rattray
Happy Hour - This Friday

We will be holding a Happy Hour event this Friday from 5.00pm to 7.00pm at The Brasserie's de-stress Friday Happy Hour.  They have great specials Friday evening including; complimentary tapas, complimentary neck and shoulder massage (5-7), 2 for 1 Sangria, discounted beer, wine, and cocktails, as well as our Pizza N Pinot Night, where we serve italian-style brick oven pizzas with great Pinot wine offerings.  

This counts as a make-up event if you come to me to get signed-in. Hope to see you there.

Happy Hour - This Friday Susie Bodden
Big Brothers, Big Sisters
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A cheque for $4,000 was presented to Big Brothers, Big Sisters at their Jazz and Fashion Night at Camana Bay...
Big Brothers, Big Sisters Margaret Rattray
NO MEETING TUES., NOV. 2nd
There will be no regular meeting of Rotary Central on Tues., Nov. 2nd...
NO MEETING TUES., NOV. 2nd Margaret Rattray
Newsletter Relaunched
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The first edition of the Rotary Central printed weekly newsletter has been published...
Newsletter Relaunched Margaret Rattray
Happy Hour Bowling
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On Friday, October 8th we had our monthly happy hour at the Doghouse, Grand Harbour, followed by ten-pin bowling at Kings Sports Centre...
Happy Hour Bowling Margaret Rattray
Meeting Venue for Tuesday 5th October

Next weeks regular meeting will take place at PP Altee's house (thanks Altee for agreeing to host us).

A buffet will be provided at a cost of $20 per head (thanks Sergeant Alan).

Please bring with you any beverages you would like to drink on the evening, either alcoholic or non-alcholoic.

Meeting Venue for Tuesday 5th October Susie Bodden
IMPORTANT UPDATE RE. HAPPY HOUR 8TH OCTOBER

Unfortunately with their new booking system, the bowling alley have managed to double book us for tomorrow night so there will now be a change to the arrangements.  Our Happy Hour will now be starting at the Doghouse (now non-smoking inside) at 5.30pm and moving onto the bowling alley a little later in the evening (for those that want to).  The bowling alley is very apologetic and have offered the alley for free.  So there will now be NO charge per person for the evening.  Food and drink will be available for you to order yourself at the Doghouse and a cash bar will be available later at the bowling alley.  So any charges will just be down to your own choices re. food and beverages.  I apologise for any inconvenience this causes but I trust that we will still have a very pleasant evening and enjoy good fellowship.  If you were going to join us a little later and want to check our whereabouts please feel free to ring me on 324 1298

IMPORTANT UPDATE RE. HAPPY HOUR 8TH OCTOBER Susie Bodden
Vivendi Cabaret Night 28th September
Tonight's event at Vivendi is STILL ON. Look forward to seeing you there.
Vivendi Cabaret Night 28th September Fiona Moseley
Cayman's First EarlyAct Club
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...launched at Savannah Primary School on Monday, September 27th.
Cayman's First EarlyAct Club Margaret Rattray
Beach BBQ
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Fellowship on the beach...Rotary Central at its best!!
Beach BBQ Margaret Rattray
Rotary Rewards Most Improved Student
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This is Janila McLean , the recipient of the $500 Rotary Central award forbeing the most improved student enrolled in Building Technology 2009-10 atUCCI.
Rotary Rewards Most Improved Student Margaret Rattray
Rotary Central meets at Vivendi
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During September, Rotary Central is holding its meetings at Vivendi, The Strand, Seven Mile Beach...
Rotary Central meets at Vivendi Margaret Rattray
Rotary Central Sponsors Students Attending WAS
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Rotary Central facilitated the attendance of two student representatives to the 33rd Annual World Affairs Seminar held at Carroll University, Waukesha, Wisconsin this summer. The community service club has been sponsoring students for over 10 years and covers all expenses including travel, accommodation, and meals in order for students to benefit from such an opportunity.
Rotary Central Sponsors Students Attending WAS Margaret Rattray
Bus Shelter Work Party 14 Aug 2010
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shelters vandalized
Bus Shelter Work Party 14 Aug 2010 Greg Vasic
Central 'Make's a Splash - Read!'
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Rotary Central was a proud Sponsor for the Cayman Islands Public Library Service 2010 summer reading program "Make a Splash - Read!"
Central 'Make's a Splash - Read!' Fiona Moseley
New Member Inducted
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The first new member of the new Rotary year was inducted on Tues., July 20th by DG Diana White. Our members extended a warm welcome to new Rotarian Denis Bourgeois.
New Member Inducted Margaret Rattray
Rotary Central provides new library...
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...to Cayman Academy. Through the leadership and efforts of Rotary Central, the Cayman Academy School now has a fantastic new library. The opening event for the new library was held at the school was attended by international Rotary dignitary, Rotary District 7020 Governor, Ms Diana White and other local Rotarians.
Rotary Central provides new library... Margaret Rattray
Congratulations Dir. Susie!
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Dir. Susie Bayles married Clive Bodden on Sat., July 10th...
Congratulations Dir. Susie! Margaret Rattray
Lighthouse School Students at Kidzone
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On the last day of term, Rotary Central treated the students of the Lighthouse School to a party at Kidzone...
Lighthouse School Students at Kidzone Margaret Rattray
Vocational Service Award
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William Ebanks received his Vocational Service Award on Tues., June 22nd...
Vocational Service Award Margaret Rattray
Changeover Night
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New Board takes over for the 2010/11 Rotary Year...
Changeover Night Margaret Rattray
Take a Kid Fishing
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Take A Kid Fishing was a fantastic sucess again this year thanks to the work of all the Rotariansand others who helped out.
Take a Kid Fishing Margaret Rattray
Librarian Recognition Awards
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There was a very good turnout of Librarians at our Rotary Central Awards on Tues., May 25th.
Librarian Recognition Awards Margaret Rattray
Librarian Recognition Awards
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Tues., May 25th, 6-7pm, George Town Library, 3rd Floor...
Librarian Recognition Awards Carol Jurchison
JA Banquet and Awards Evening
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On Saturday, May 22nd, the JA Banquet and Awards Ceremony was held in the Marriott Beach Resort...
JA Banquet and Awards Evening Margaret Rattray
Upcoming fellowship - Theatre Night
The Importance of Being Ernest. A classic Oscar Wilde comedy starring our very own IPP Neville. 18th June
Upcoming fellowship - Theatre Night Fiona Moseley
Bus Shelter Repairs 15 May 2010
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New life breathed into an Ivan shelter - read on for exciting details !
Bus Shelter Repairs 15 May 2010 Greg Vasic
Science Fair 2010
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The 4th Annual Science Fair was held on Sat., May 8th in the new Camana Bay Arts and Recreation Centre.
Science Fair 2010 Margaret Rattray
Hon. Mike Adam
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On Tues., May 4th our speaker was the Hon. Mike Adam, Minister for Community Affairs and Housing.
Hon. Mike Adam Margaret Rattray
Rotary Central's RYLA Students are back!
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Rotary Central recently sponsored four Cayman Islands students to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards conference from April 8-11, 2010 in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Rotary Central's RYLA Students are back! Paul Byles
Good fellowship at President's Night
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On Saturday May 1st Rotary Central members and guests had a great evening on the beach at Kaibo for Presidents Night!
Good fellowship at President's Night Paul Byles
Earth Day Clean Up
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Rotary volunteers serve brunch at the public beach...
Earth Day Clean Up Margaret Rattray
Bus Shelter Repairs
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Resurrecting shelter 12 F
Bus Shelter Repairs Greg Vasic
Bus Shelter Work Party Saturday 10 April 2010
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14 new advert panels installed in prime areas
Bus Shelter Work Party Saturday 10 April 2010 Greg Vasic
Presentation to ADRA
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Carol Best from ADRA was presented with a cheque for the Honduras medical clinic project...
Presentation to ADRA Margaret Rattray
Science Fair Meet & Greet
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The Rotary Central 2010 School Science Fair, scheduled to be held in May, has already received tremendous support from many of Cayman's leading businesses.
Science Fair Meet & Greet Fiona Moseley
Saturday Work Party
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Work continued on our housing assistance project in East End on Saturday...
Saturday Work Party Fiona Moseley
Cayman Turning Green
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Our speaker on Tues., Mar.23rd, Sophie Halford, from the Department of the Environment is encouraging us all to be more eco-friendly...
Cayman Turning Green Fiona Moseley
New Member
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A warm Rotary Central welcome to new Rotarian, Martin Ruben.
New Member Margaret Rattray
Guest Speaker
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Our speaker on Tuesday, February 23rd was the Compaints COmmissioner, Ms. Nicola Williams...
Guest Speaker Margaret Rattray
Family of Rotary
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The Family of Rotary and the Rotary spirit was in abundance at the recent Art@Governors event.
Family of Rotary Fiona Moseley
Able to play
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The team before the canopy went up.
Able to play Fiona Moseley
Able to Play
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What it used to look like!
Able to Play Fiona Moseley
Able To Play Project
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We are happy to announce the Able to Play project first phase is now complete. The photos below are before, during and after....
Able To Play Project Fiona Moseley
Science Fair
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The 4th Annual Science Fair is now scheduled for May 8th at Caymana Bay Rec. Centre.
Science Fair Fiona Moseley
Thank You PP Peter
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Somewhat belated, PP Peter was recognised last week for being the sole Central member to attend the Polio immunization project in India in 2009.
Thank You PP Peter Fiona Moseley
Junior Achievement
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Last week at Dolce Vita we had 3 JA companies selling their wares to our rotarians. RBC/Spiz3 'N' Tingz, Citco/Cay Bling Ltd and Crusader/Growing Inspirations. Thank you to all the members who stopped and spent some time with these youngsters, they were really energised by the experience. I hope that we will see some more each week for the next 2 weeks until their selling ime comes to an end and they begin the next stage of their company; the wind up.
Junior Achievement Fiona Moseley
Junior Achievement
Support Junior Achievement companies
Junior Achievement Fiona Moseley
Transferring member
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Please welcome Zelta Gayle to the club, she is transferring from Cayman Brac where we understand she is missed.
Transferring member Fiona Moseley
New Member
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Please welcome Faith Schulman as a new member to the club.
New Member Fiona Moseley
West Bay Continued
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Part of the decorating team.. Thank you to all who came out, donated lights and ribbons and made the entire event a memorable one.
West Bay Continued Fiona Moseley
Christmas Party at West Bay Police Station
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Your Community Service team have been at it again - West Bay Police Station was decorated by members to make a 'Santa's Groto' for the children of West Bay who attended a party especially for them.
Christmas Party at West Bay Police Station Fiona Moseley
Able to Play - Special Needs Youth Programme
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Able to Play is a project which was pioneered by Russell Linford, the General Manager of Build Cayman Limited. It is a playground designed for children with special needs and is located at the Lighthouse school
Able to Play - Special Needs Youth Programme Fiona Moseley
Wheel Chair Donations - Special Needs Programme
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Wheel Chair Donations - Special Needs Programme Fiona Moseley
College Assistance
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Rotary Central purchases books for college.
College Assistance Fiona Moseley
Music Extravaganza Presentation
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The presentation of prizes took place Tuesday 8th.
Music Extravaganza Presentation Margaret Rattray
Bus Shelter Swap 5 December 2009
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New shelter placed on Eastern Avenue today
Bus Shelter Swap 5 December 2009 Greg Vasic
Music Extravaganza
The 14th Annual Music Extravaganza takes place this Saturday at The Royal Palms at 7:30 pm. Cash Prize $40,000!
Music Extravaganza Fiona Moseley
Rotaract Blue Invitation
Members of Rotary Central are cordially invited to the Rotaract Blue Thanksgiving Dinner...
Rotaract Blue Invitation Margaret Rattray
Charter Night 2009
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A very pleasant evening was had by all who attended the Rotary Central Charter Night on October 24th 2009...
Charter Night 2009 Margaret Rattray
New Committee Elected
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The Rotary Central Board for 2010/11 has been elected...
New Committee Elected George Meggs
Silent Witness March
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Rotary Central proudly marched with their new banner against domestic abuse...
Silent Witness March Margaret Rattray
Pub Quiz Winners
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Congratulations to the winning team at Tuesday's Pub Quiz...
Pub Quiz Winners Margaret Rattray
5th Tuesday Pub Quiz
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Join us at the Pirate's Den this Tuesday...
5th Tuesday Pub Quiz Margaret Rattray
A Tribute to PP Fred Speirs
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Tribute from Errol C. Alberga Jr. District Governor Rotary International- District 7020
A Tribute to PP Fred Speirs Margaret Rattray
Past President Fred
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Past President Fred in the early hours of Monday 7th September.
Past President Fred Fiona Moseley
Venue Change - Temporary
During re-branding of The Post Restaurant, Rotary Central will be meeting in Casanova Restaurant, North Church Street, George Town.
Venue Change - Temporary Margaret Rattray
Ironwood Forest
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Rotary Central members on a field trip...
Ironwood Forest Margaret Rattray
Change to match
Rotary Central collected $33.39 CI, $8.76 US and odds and ends of other currencies for the Rotary US$200 Million Challenge.
Change to match Nickii Sonnenberg
Club Assembly
This Tuesday, July 28th...
Club Assembly Margaret Rattray
Rotary Central Donates $12,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters
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The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central donated $12,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters on Wednesday, June 24th 2009. The Big Brothers Big Sisters mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-on-one relationships with mentors that have a measurable impact on their development.
Rotary Central Donates $12,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters Nickii Sonnenberg
Rotary Central Donates to the Pines
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The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central donated $10,000 to the Pines Retirement Home on Wednesday, June 18th 2009.
Rotary Central Donates to the Pines Nickii Sonnenberg
DG Shares his Hopes for this Rotary Year
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We were delighted to have DG Errol Alberga and his wife, Leonie, as guests at this week's Rotary Club meeting...
DG Shares his Hopes for this Rotary Year Margaret Rattray
DG...and the goats!
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Rotary Central presented a cheque to DG Errol Alberga at last Tuesday's meeting for $5440 - representing 100% 'Goatee Club' membership...
DG...and the goats! Margaret Rattray
Dinner with the DG
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Many thanks to PADG Sophia who hosted a dinner on Monday 13th July for DG Errol Alberga and his wife, Leonie.
Dinner with the DG Margaret Rattray
Grand Harbour Shelter back in Service 11 July 2009
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Grand Harbour Shelter back in Service 11 July 2009 Greg Vasic
Changeover
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Saturday 27th June at Luca, the new Rotary Board were inducted...
Changeover Margaret Rattray
Joint Rotary Club Event
Here are the details of the joint event on Wednesday evening.
Joint Rotary Club Event Margaret Rattray
Public Library receives books from Rotary Central
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Rotary Central and George Town Primary School donate books to Public Library.
Public Library receives books from Rotary Central Fred Speirs
Rotary Central NCFA Award
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This year's Festival Award goes to Wesleyan student.
Rotary Central NCFA Award Fred Speirs
Goatee Club
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Update on the sponsor a goat project.
Goatee Club Fred Speirs
Library books 'stickered'!
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Bodden Town Primary School library - good to go...

Library books 'stickered'! Margaret Rattray
headless shelter gets new head
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Bus shelter repairs 20 June 2009 - head transplant
headless shelter gets new head Greg Vasic
World Affairs Seminar
Three High School Students to attend World Affairs Seminar from June 20-26.
World Affairs Seminar Fred Speirs
Take a Kid Fishing
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We took 80 kids fishing on Sunday June 7th...
Take a Kid Fishing Margaret Rattray
Four New Members Inducted
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Congratulations to all of our new Rotarians...
Four New Members Inducted Margaret Rattray
Next Happy Hour - Friday 12th June
Our next Happy Hour event will be held on Friday 12th June at The Brasserie from 5.30 - 7.30.  Complimentary shoulder massages will be available.
Next Happy Hour - Friday 12th June Susie Bayles
Junior Achievement Banquet
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Rotary Central is once again delighted to be a major sponsor and supporter of the Junior Achioevement programme...
Junior Achievement Banquet Margaret Rattray
Vocational Service Award
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Bracker receives 2008-09 Rotary Central Vocational Service Award
Vocational Service Award Fred Speirs
New Bus Shelter Advertizements 23 May 2009
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take a look at the new ads to promote our shelter advertizing space ! Exciting and cheap to make ! PP Dave is to be commended on the initiative...
New Bus Shelter Advertizements 23 May 2009 Greg Vasic
Rotarian Connection
Article in June's Rotarian Magazine features father of our matching grant contact in Georgia.
Rotarian Connection Fred Speirs
Bus Shelter Work 20 May 2009
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keeping the shelters tidy...
Bus Shelter Work 20 May 2009 Greg Vasic
Changeover Night - Saturday 27th June
Tickets for this event are still available...at full price - $70.
Changeover Night - Saturday 27th June Susie Bayles
Rotary Central's Goatee Club
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As part of our efforts to assist Haiti this coming Rotary year, President Elect Paul would like to start an initiative to have every member of Rotary Central sponsor a goat for a family in Haiti, and to achieve this by July 7th...
Rotary Central's Goatee Club Margaret Rattray
Many thanks from North Side Primary School
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Thanks for a wonderful trip to Herpetology Camp, St Petersburg, Florida...
Many thanks from North Side Primary School Margaret Rattray
Picnic Table for West Bay Clinic
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On Friday 1st May Rotarian Todd Davey and PP Peter placed a Picnic table (which Todd constructed) by the West Bay Govt. clinic for the use of the patients that find the inside of the clinic too cold. "ROTARY CENTRAL" will be engraved into the wood in the near future to give lasting credit to Rotary.
Picnic Table for West Bay Clinic Fiona Moseley
St. Croix - District Conference
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The district conference was held last week in St. Croix.
St. Croix - District Conference Fiona Moseley
New Rotary Club in BVI
New Rotary Club in BVI has former Rotary Central Secretary Monica Ramgeet as President.

New Rotary Club in BVI Fred Speirs
Safari Supper - Saturday 23rd May

Have you signed up yet for the Safari Supper - time is running out?

If you are interested please contact Susie Bayles at susiebayles@aol.com with your names and (importantly) directions to your house.  Singles and groups of singles are welcome to participate.  Just let us know who you are grouping with and what address you would like to host at (with directions of course).

Safari Supper - Saturday 23rd May Susie Bayles
HAPPY HOUR - This Friday - 1st May

The next Happy Hour will be held at Guy Harvey in Georgetown from 5.30 - 7.30 this Friday -Friday 1st May.

Why not come and enjoy some fellowship with your fellow rotarians.

HAPPY HOUR - This Friday - 1st May Susie Bayles
Rotary Central Weekly Meeting, Tuesday April 7th
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Rotary Central's weekly meeting was addressed this week by Ms Meylys Swaby from the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman. She gave a powerpoint presentation of photographs taken during a recent trip to India to help with the Polio Plus campaign which she undertook with 44 Rotarians from the USA, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. The group included Past President Peter Schmid from the Rotary Central Club.
Rotary Central Weekly Meeting, Tuesday April 7th Margaret Rattray
RYLA 2009
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Four high school students attend D-6930 RYLA.
RYLA 2009 Fred Speirs
Bus Shelter Programme
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The bus shelter programme goes from strength to strength...
Bus Shelter Programme Margaret Rattray
Happy Hour at Mezza
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A good crowd of rotarians enjoyed some Happy Hour fellowship (not to mention the complimentary canapes) last Friday at Mezza.  Thanks to all those who turned up.  The next Happy Hour will be held on Friday 1st May, venue to be announced.
Happy Hour at Mezza Susie Bayles
Swimming with the Dolphins
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On Saturday afternoon a group of rotarians and their families enjoyed a visit to Dolphin Cove for a complimentary swim with the dolphins, kindly arranged by Kent Eldemire.  Judging by the smiles on everyone's faces, a very good time was had by all.  Photos to follow.  Thanks Kent.
Swimming with the Dolphins Susie Bayles
Rotary Literacy Month
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Rotarians and Deutsche Bank volunteers read to local school children...

Rotary Literacy Month Margaret Rattray
It was Crazy!
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Thank you to everyone who came to our Just For Fun Night held at the Crazy Golf course, Deckers and Havana Club last night.

 

It was Crazy! Susie Bayles
Just for Fun Night - Tuesday 31st March
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Next Tuesday there will be no regular meeting at the Marriott.  Instead we will be holding a 'Just for Fun Night' (previously known as Spouses Night). You can bring a friend, bring a spouse or just come along on your own for a fun night ...

Just for Fun Night - Tuesday 31st March Susie Bayles
Rotary Literacy - One Year On
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News of one project which was supported by Rotary Central in 2008...

Rotary Literacy - One Year On Margaret Rattray
Happy Hour - Friday 3rd April

The next Happy Hour event will be held at Mezza (near Treasure Island) from 5.30 to 7.30 on Friday 3rd April.

Happy Hour - Friday 3rd April Susie Bayles
Rotary Foundation
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Now's the time to give to Rotary Foundation...what can your contribution do?

Rotary Foundation Sherry Robinson
Rotaract/Rotary Tree Planting
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Members of Rotaract Blue and Rotary Central get together to "arborate" children's play area.
Rotaract/Rotary Tree Planting Fred Speirs
Bus Shelter Deployed at Britcay House 7 March 2009
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Number 3 of our 10 new shelters was deployed today....
Bus Shelter Deployed at Britcay House 7 March 2009 Greg Vasic
Central helps George Town Primary School
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Rotarians Dave, Mike, Carol and Fred help George Town Primary School keep its campus clean.
Central helps George Town Primary School Fred Speirs
Experimental Fundraising Devices Installed...
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Experimental Fundraising Devices Installed... Greg Vasic
Bus Shelter Work Party 28 Feb 2009
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new window installed in north end of Royal Palms shelter
Bus Shelter Work Party 28 Feb 2009 Greg Vasic
End Polio Now - Thanks Rotary
Rotary celebrates its 104th birthday in style, around the world...
End Polio Now - Thanks Rotary Margaret Rattray
Bus Shelter Work Party 21 Feb 2009
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Rotary Central special operations team was in action today..... read on for the exciting action...
Bus Shelter Work Party 21 Feb 2009 Greg Vasic
Science Fair Sponsorship
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Photo shoot for Science Fair...

Science Fair Sponsorship Margaret Rattray
Experiment to enhance revenue generation
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New leading edge experimental devices arrived to bolster our revenue generation... Read on for details
Experiment to enhance revenue generation Greg Vasic
Valentine's Day Work Party # Two
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benches installed at Kirk Grocery Store Shelter...
Valentine's Day Work Party # Two Greg Vasic
Want to know what a rivnut is ?
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nothing like a good rivnut
Want to know what a rivnut is ? Greg Vasic
Valentine's Day Work Party
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Plantana Shelter Beautification
Valentine's Day Work Party Greg Vasic
New Member Inducted
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New Member inducted...

New Member Inducted Margaret Rattray
Two New Shelters Installed 18 Jan 2009
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see story for details
Two New Shelters Installed 18 Jan 2009 Greg Vasic
Don't miss out on fellowship events

Over the next few months we are planning on a range of social activities in order that you can share fellowship with other members of your club. In order that you don't miss out on any of these activities the important dates are given below:

 

Don't miss out on fellowship events Susie Bayles
Do you speak 2009? The IoS Buzzword Glossary
This article from The Independent on Sunday lists buzz-words which may come into common usage in 2009.
Do you speak 2009? The IoS Buzzword Glossary Fred Speirs
Bus Shelter Construction
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THE POWER OF TEN !! - read article for details...
Bus Shelter Construction Greg Vasic
Bus Shelter Construction 6 Dec 2008
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one more shelter built - only two left
Bus Shelter Construction 6 Dec 2008 Greg Vasic
Committee for 2009/10
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Belatedly - our new committee for 2009/10.
Committee for 2009/10 Margaret Rattray
Music Extravaganza 2008 Winner
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Richard Barton is the 13th Music Extravaganza winner...
Music Extravaganza 2008 Winner Margaret Rattray
Music Extravaganza Anniversary
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Our 13th anniversary is their 10th - congratulations!

Music Extravaganza Anniversary Margaret Rattray
Going back to our roots to promote ticket sales
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Rot Paul using Traditional methods to promote extravaganza tickets...
Going back to our roots to promote ticket sales Greg Vasic
Bus Shelter Repairs 15 Nov 2008
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New life breathed into Reef Grille shelter ....
Bus Shelter Repairs 15 Nov 2008 Greg Vasic
Rotarians Tie the Knot!
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Sue Holmes and Naude Dreyer - married.
Rotarians Tie the Knot! Margaret Rattray
Rotary Central Celebrates 22 Years
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Rotary Central celebrated 22 years of serving the community, the country, Rotary District 7020 and Rotary International on Saturday evening, October 25th....

Rotary Central Celebrates 22 Years Margaret Rattray
bus shelter construction 25 October 2008
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2 more shelters built today...
bus shelter construction 25 October 2008 Greg Vasic
bus shelter construction work party Sat 18 Oct 2008
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Thank you to the rotarians who came out today to build bus shelters. As you know our club bought ten new shelters last Rotary year which arrived in August. We finished building one more today and now have five of them constructed. We're working on placement in parrallel with construction so hopefully we'll have some new quality locations soon. YIR Greg
bus shelter construction work party Sat 18 Oct 2008 Greg Vasic
Rotaract Blue Club Update 2008
Rotaract Blue Club Update 2008 Sherry Robinson
Cheque for Literacy
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Cheque for Literacy Fiona Moseley
Rotary - Night at the races
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And they're off!...
First out of the stalls was jockey Mario and his horse 'Peace Accord' - not much hope there with the front of the saddle facing the wrong end of the horse!
Rotary - Night at the races Sherry Robinson
Science Fair
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The first student has been paid out of the Science Fair Fund.
Science Fair Fiona Moseley
Theodora Project in Negril
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International Service
Theodora Project in Negril Fiona Moseley
Bus Shelter Building 20 Sept 2008
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2 more bus shelters built - 4 complete now
Bus Shelter Building 20 Sept 2008 Greg Vasic
Roofing in West Bay
Rotary Central Provides a Dry Roof
Roofing in West Bay Fiona Moseley
Paul Harris Fellow
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President Neville Presented the First Paul Harris Fellow of this Rotary Year
Paul Harris Fellow Fiona Moseley
New Bus Shelters have arrived!
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The new bus shelters have arrived. Seen here are the Saturday work crew unloading the container. ALTee re-discovered his fork-lift truck driving abilities and Robin was really whipping the crew into action!
New Bus Shelters have arrived! Fiona Moseley
Real Care Baby Programme
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Rotary Central Supports Child Development Programmes at John Gray High School.
Real Care Baby Programme Fiona Moseley
District Governor Presentation
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Rotary District Governor Rupert Ross and his wife Cheryl arrived in Grand Cayman, Sunday 20th on his first official visit to the Cayman Islands for the Rotary Year 2008/2009
District Governor Presentation Fiona Moseley
DG Visits Central Club
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District Governor of Rotary District 7020, Rupert Ross and his wife Cheryl, paid a visit to Rotary Central at their meeting at The Marriott Beach Resort on Tuesday evening.
DG Visits Central Club Fiona Moseley
IPP Sandy at UCCI Graduation

Immediate Past-President Sandy presents awards to top students at University College Graduation.

IPP Sandy at UCCI Graduation Fred Speirs
Community Service Work Project July 19th
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There will be a community service work project on July 19th from 8-10 am. We will be cleaning up the Centennial Park in preparation for the DG's visit.
Community Service Work Project July 19th Sherry Robinson
Work Party Saturday July 19, 2008
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Dear Club Members, we need to perform some maintenance and clean up on the bus shelters this coming Saturday.
Work Party Saturday July 19, 2008 Sherry Robinson
New Member
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The first day of the new Rotary year and we have our first new Member.
New Member Fiona Moseley
Handwriting without Tears for George Town Primary
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Handwriting without Tears for George Town Primary Fred Speirs
Changeover Night
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Changeover Night was held on Saturday 28th June at Luca Restaurant
Changeover Night Fiona Moseley
Rotary Central Takes The Lighthouse School To Boatswain Beach
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Rotary Central Continued their support of the handicap program.
Rotary Central Takes The Lighthouse School To Boatswain Beach Fiona Moseley
Donation to the Pines Retirement Home
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Rotary Central has supported The Pines Retirement Home for over 20 years and has made another generous donation of $10,000 towards the expansion and restoration of the existing building in George Town.
Donation to the Pines Retirement Home Fiona Moseley
Rotary Central sponsors 4 high school students to
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Four John Gray High School students recently attended the 18th District 6930 RYLA held in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Rotary Central sponsors 4 high school students to Fred Speirs
Rotarian Gregg identifies a need.
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Quick to respond, after a member request, Central responds quickly to a plea for help.
Rotarian Gregg identifies a need. Fiona Moseley
Hard at Work in West Bay
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Rotarians Peter Schmid, Todd Davey and David Phipps working on out house building.
Hard at Work in West Bay Fiona Moseley
Our Club in the Community
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Work in West Bay this weekend.
Our Club in the Community Fiona Moseley
Donation gratefully received
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Rotary Central President Ms. Sandy McFarlane and Vocational Service Director Mr. Wil Pineau present Ms. Darcy Bush with CI$1,200 to cover travel expenses for her daughter, Kimberly Myles to receive medical treatment at the University of Miami Hospital. Ms. Myles was diagnosed several years ago with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome which affects the electrical signals to the ventricles in her heart.
Donation gratefully received Fiona Moseley
Take a Kid Fishing
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Central's Annual Take a Kid Fishing programme was held on Sunday 25th May 2008
Take a Kid Fishing Fiona Moseley
2nd Annual Rotary Central Science Fair
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Rotary Central conducts another successful Science Fair. This could not be done without the untiring enthusiasm of Rotarian Bill Hrudey.
2nd Annual Rotary Central Science Fair Fiona Moseley
Rotary Central attends the District Conference
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Representatives from all 4 Rotary Clubs and Rotaract in the Cayman Islands attended the Annual District Conference of Rotary International in Nassau, Bahamas on May 5-10th 2008.
Rotary Central attends the District Conference Fiona Moseley